Thursday, August 29, 2013

Trash to Treasure Coffee Table

This is truly a trash to treasure project and an easy one at that.  I took my treadle sewing machine base I found at a yard sale last month and a discarded oak dresser top and married the two.  The result was an adorable definitely repurposed coffee table.
The treadle base was a low one, not the table top height that you normally find.

Remember this sewing machine I found and I dismantled it?  There is the base among the ruins.  It was black and dingy looking.
We painted it white, refinished the dresser top and to make it a little bit taller, my husband added a one-inch piece of plywood between the two parts, screwed it all together and there you have it.
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18 comments:

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I have a sewing machine base--you gave me the perfect tabletop for it!! Yours looks great! ~Zuni

Brynne Delerson said...

What a gorgeous, unique coffee table! I love it!
Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's link party!

Kristen Soderberg said...

You are right, that is a SERIOUS trash to treasure project! Hi from your newest follower on bloglovin, GFC, pinterest and facebook! I love a blog that cares about our vintage and antique items! Stop by when you have a sec. We are doing a linky party that you should definitely link up to! Here is the path!
http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/08/wonderful-wednesdays-linky-party-3-with.html

See you soon!

Art and Sand said...

What a great size for a coffee table. I would like to here the story of why the base is so short.

Suzan Sweatman said...

That's a gorgeous coffee table Maggie - I've never seen a " base " that low but what a lucky find actually!
Beautiful job!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Suzan

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Love it! A good repurposing is definitely the best kind of project and I love what you did with this one.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I've never seen a base that low either so let's ponder that....you live in Calif....Hollywood is in Calif.....The Wizard of Oz was filmed in Hollywood......there were munchkins in The Wizard of Oz......it's a sewing machine for a munchkin....see, easy....

NanaDiana said...

I love it- It turned out great. I still have my Gramma's old sewing machine-xo Diana

Maureen said...

Gotta love the easy ones! THey don't come along often enough.

DJAjewels said...

Very unique and clever transformation. I love it!
Irene

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love it as a coffee table. I see so many used as side tables, but this is fabulous!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Wow love it. You really did a wonderful job on that. It looks so good as a coffee table. I would have never thought to do that.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Mary

Anne said...

Amazing transformation Maggie! I don't think I would have thought to do that! Love this!
xx
Anne

Anne said...

Amazing transformation Maggie! I don't think I would have thought to do that! Love this!
xx
Anne

Danni Baird said...

I love it too Maggie! What a fun piece to have around...at least I'd like to have it around here!!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love your repurposed coffee table
great job
xo
Pam

srpprcrftr said...

What a genius idea, it's so different and great looking. Great save for a wonderful vintage piece. You are to be congratulated. Love it, love it.

Cynthia said...

Maggie, you did a fantastic job here. Very unique!

Cynthia